They had four Car Door Tours (we did self guided)Tourist Information gives you a map, which you pay $1.00 for, has information on the stops along the way, we did 3 out of the 4 as the last one was a dry weather track.
Yellow Car Door marker
One of the many mine shafts which are abandoned
Amigo's castle,a privately owned home,built from iron stone
Church built for a movie called "Goddess of 1967"a art house film,the church is made from corrugated iron
After we had finished our tours we went for a soak at the local Artesian Baths, 2km from town, free to the public, very nice & relaxing, change rooms & toilets there also.
Peter having a soak at the Artesian Baths
Lightning Ridge Bore Baths have warm artesian waters rich in potassium salts, which are therapeutic for tired and aching muscles.The water is piped from a sub artesian basin, 900 metres below the surface and flows at a rate of 20 litres per second
Had tea at the Bowling Club,not a very friendly bunch of people ,or the pub we went to earlier
Once that was finished we then went through to see some 500 odd sandstone carvings, these are 14 years of one man’s passion, amazing.
We did the circuit of these pubs stating at The Club in the Scrub(The Grawin Opal Miners Sports Club)with 600 members,population of around 400.Moving on to Sheepyard Inn,where we met an interesting fellow called Milton,he was a miner in his younger days.
What we picked up noodling(Looking for Opal in mullock heaps and open cuts.)
We got back to Lightning Ridge around 6.30pm ,then went & had another relax in the Artesian Baths.